Tennis: Halep Moves To Number Three After Montreal Title
Zeeshan Mehtab Published August 01, 2016 | 08:13 PM
PARIS,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st Augst,2016) - Simona Halep moved back into the world's top three on Monday after beating Madison Keys to win the WTA event in Montreal. The Romanian jumps up two places from fifth, with only Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams now above her. World number one Williams still holds a substantial lead at the top of the rankings, despite pulling out of the Canadian tournament with a shoulder injury. Keys' run to a first ever final in a hard-court competition sees her break back into the top 10 at a joint career-high ranking of ninth. Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova also moves in the right direction, the two-time major champion is now ranked tenth after her run to the quarter-finals last week. WTA top 20 on August 1 1.
Serena Williams (USA) 8,300 pts 2. Angelique Kerber (GER) 6,745 3.
Simona Halep (ROM) 5,970 (+2) 4. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 5,481 (-1) 5.
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3,060 (+1) 11. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3,015 (-1) 12. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 3,010 (-3) 13. Johanna Konta (GBR) 2,940 (+1) 14.
Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2,920 (-1) 15. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 2,609 16. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2,605 17. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 2,540 18. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 2,425 19. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,400 20. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2,330